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Peru in lockdown over Covid-19

Over the past week, Peru has gone into lockdown in response to the increasing number of cases of Covid-19. On top of the closure of borders and the suspension of international air, land and sea/river traffic, the Vizcarra government has imposed tight controls over all...

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Covid-19 will put health system to the test

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) continued to spread over the last week with cases attributed to local infection, not just cases coming from abroad. At the time of going to press there had been 38 cases officially reported, 16 more than 24 hours ago. The threat is, of...

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This week

It was the week that saw the arrival of the coronavirus in Peru, a development that has all and sundry concerned owing to the deficiencies of the Peruvian health system. Not surprisingly today’s (Saturday’s) newspapers have little else in them, some with highly...

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